In recent days, AlphaTauri announced their willingness to let Pierre Gasly out of his contract, allowing him to join a different team for 2023 (most likely Alpine). However, that was dependent on their ability to sign IndyCar driver Colton Herta for the next year. This
On April 27, 2001, the infamous motorsport movie Driven was released on the weekend of the cancelled Firestone Firehawk 600 at the Texas Motor Speedway. As is well-known by now, the movie was demolished by critics and a complete box office failure, resulting in a
Last Sunday, the tenth race of the long 2022 Formula 1 season took place at the vintage Silverstone Circuit. The race ended with Carlos Sainz, Jr. earning his first career victory in the premier racing series on the planet. On the other hand, someone who
One of the unusual things about Formula 1 fans is their split reactions towards drivers. Mainstream Formula 1 fans are more than willing to talk trash online about the lower-end drivers on the grid like Nikita Mazepin, Joylon Palmer or Esteban Gutiérrez. However, when it
After Formula 1 news outlets reported an agreement for a street race in Las Vegas shortly before the first Miami Grand Prix held under Formula 1 rules, Zak Brown drew major public attention. He did so by questioning one of the most established street circuits
We are now well over 100 days into the FIA presidency of Mohammed bin Sulayem, the first non-European FIA president. Normally, this is where newly elected political leaders start to face the first real heat from the media. Given the fact that a FIA president
Motorsport, as has been previously established by the Gravel Trap, takes a lot of its challenge from the fact that its “playing surface” is the essential challenge to master for the competitor. Each driver has circuits that they favour and circuits they are great at.
Certainly, one of the most exciting things in Formula 1 is racing in mixed conditions. The balancing act of rain and a wet track with eventual sun and a drying track has led to some of the greatest moments in the history of the sport.
One of the unique traits of motorsport in comparison to other sports is the fact that its playing surface is one of the most essential parts of the game. Unlike in virtually every other sport (famous exceptions are baseball and cricket, where unique parks and
In the first part of the first story about the 2001 Formula One season that did not have a title referring to a movie the author has never actually seen, the Gravel Trap looked at the three races after the Austrian Grand Prix. David Coulthard,